Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Bourne Identity

By: Robert Ludlum

I first watched the Bourne Identity as a movie and I liked it a lot. Because I really liked the movie I thought I would go check out the books from the library. When I sat down and started to read it, I have to admit that I thought that I preferred the movie better but then as I read on, the book got better and better. Now if you ask me if I prefer the book or the movie, I would say that the book was obviously better than the movie because they changed so much things in the movie.

Who is Jason Bourne? His body was found floating in the Mediterranean Sea with multiple bullets buried in himself. Once awoken, he has no memory of his past and does not even remember what happened. A piece of microfilm that has been surgically implanted into his hip is all that he has of his past with occasional glimpses of what he can not remember. While being hunted down by the world’s most dangerous assassin, Carlos, Jason Bourne is driven to find the truth about his past to matter at what cost. Will he find out or will he be killed by Carlos and never truly know his identity?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Raven Rise

By: D.J. MacHale

Having forced myself to read the second to last Pendragon book because for some reason I did not want to read it, I have to say I did not regret it even though I hated the plot. Now don’t get me wrong, I really love this book it’s just that I don’t like the way that the books ends though I have to admit that books can’t always have a happy ending. Anyways, I just absolutely LOVE the humor that D.J. MacHale weaves into the story. It always makes me smile even when something intense or bad is going on. I already have put a hold on the tenth book and I can’t wait to read it.

Bobby Pendragon thinks he has trapped Saint Dane with him in a territory called Ibara and he is willing to believe that because he wants it to be true. While Bobby is helping Ibara recover from the battle that occurred before this book, Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde are on their own to defend Second Earth from the malicious forces that Saint Dane has gathered to take over Halla. The Convergence has begun but Bobby is nowhere to be found and just at the time when he is needed the most.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stone of Tears

By: Terry Goodkind

Wow, that was a very long read. After starting the Stone of Tears more than a week ago, I am happy to say I was not bored at anytime during the story even though is was over seven hundred pages and had small font. I can’t believe I just said that. Usually I get bored sometime during the book if a book was that long and had a bunch of information in it. I think that Terry Goodkind has a knack for letting his readers not get bored of his books. At least, he did not make me bored but I don’t know about you.

The veil that has separated the underworld and the living world has just been torn. Darken Rahl, sent to the underworld by his own son is back, has begun to summon a sinister power no one can ever imagine. Richard Cypher, the Seeker, who just learned about his heritage, must learn to accept and control his new found power and also send Darken Rahl and his undead minions back into the underworld where they belong. Kahlan, on the other hand, has to journey to Aydindril to stop her lands from going to war. Richard and Kahlan have to separate for who knows how long without seeing each other. Will they succeed in each of their quests or will they never see each other again in the living world?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Soldiers of Halla

By: D.J. MacHale

The Soldiers of Halla is out today! This is the last book of the Pendragon series and wraps up the adventure of Bobby Pendragon.

The cover looks cool, doesn't it?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Enna Burning

By: Shannon Hale

Enna Burning is the second installment of the Bayern series by Shannon Hale. It was a great book to read but I have to admit the beginning of the book was boring. Once you got into the middle of the book, it got way more interesting so just hang in there for the first thirty pages. There were many surprises when I was reading this book which kept me from dropping the book and going to do something else. I really liked reading this book so I guess I will have to place a hold on River’s Secrets.

Enna has always been mesmerized by fire but when her brother, Leifer, brings home a piece of vellum that teaches him how to set fires out of thin air, Enna does not know what to do. She faces a dilemma on whether or not to have this power for herself. Very soon, their country goes to war with a bordering nation. When she sees the power of what fire can do in battle, she decides to learn the skill. But there is something that she did not anticipate. The feeling of wanting to burn soon takes control of her. Enna must learn how to control it or else she might lose her life.

The Pilgrims of Rayne

By: D.J. MacHale

The Pilgrims of Rayne by D.J. MacHale is the eighth book of the Pendragon series. Like all of the other books in this series, it was an awesome book to read. There were twists and turns that kept your eyes on the book and made you not want to stop even though I was in a rush to go somewhere. I also really like the humor that MacHale writes with. It makes it seem like Bobby is a real person who is out there fighting to protect Halla.

Bobby Pendragon has followed Saint Dane to the tropical territory of Ibara. There he finds paradise so he needs to work to uncover the turning point of this territory since everyone seems to be happy. It is not long until Bobby understands something. The leaders of Ibara are keeping a devastating secret from their people and that secret is all Saint Dane needs to ensure that Ibara’s turning point goes the wrong direction. Bobby needs to find out that secret and prevent Saint Dane from succeeding in his mission.

Friday, May 1, 2009

X-Men's Origins

X-Men's Origins: Wolverine is in theatres starting today!

Doesn't Wolverine look intimidating?